Parts of Stonehenge May Have Been In Place Long Before Humans

WORLD One of the mysteries of Stonehenge is why its giant stones were dragged to an unremarkable hillside instead of being erected where they were originally found. One archaeologist might have an answer—some of the stones were already there. (Science Alert) Learn a little more about the stones of Stonehenge, and test yourself with our 5-question Quick Quiz! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list … Continue reading Parts of Stonehenge May Have Been In Place Long Before Humans

Weekly Warm-Up: 6 Ways to Introduce Students to Biodiversity

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity, established by the United Nations. But when biodiversity exists everywhere from the Amazon Basin to the inside of your own belly button, where do you begin? Check out six of our resources that provide entryways to teaching the topic. 1. Powerful Pollinators 75 percent of the world’s major crops rely on bees, birds, and other creatures for pollination. In … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 6 Ways to Introduce Students to Biodiversity

New Discovery Solves a Mystery of Stonehenge

SCIENCE New findings have shed light on how some of Stonehenge’s monoliths were extracted and transported. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about stone quarries, or test yourself on your knowledge of Stonehenge with today’s 5-question Quick Quiz. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s quick quiz and MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading New Discovery Solves a Mystery of Stonehenge

10 Surprises about Magna Carta on its 800th Birthday

WORLD The document that laid the foundation for democracy was sanctioned by Britain’s worst monarch, “Bad King John.” (Nat Geo News) Learn more about Magna Carta with our brand-new, short-and-sweet article! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, and don’t forget to quiz yourself and your students on the “week that was” in our latest Quiz Connection. Note: … Continue reading 10 Surprises about Magna Carta on its 800th Birthday